ERIC Number: EJ1145523
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
Educational Leadership in the Philippines: Principals' Perspectives on Problems and Possibilities for Change
Brooks, Jeffrey S.; Sutherland, Ian E.
Planning and Changing, v45 n3-4 p339-355 2014
This case study of school leaders in the Southern Philippines explored principal perspectives on local dynamics that facilitate and impede meaningful educational change. The research indicated that change is a complicated proposition in the region, and that some principals are better or worse equipped to lead depending on a variety of cultural, political and organizational factors. In particular, the research revealed that principals' ability to establish meaningful relationships with both school system and government officials was critical to facilitating positive change. The article concludes by making recommendations for local practitioners in the Philippines.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Educational Change, Environmental Influences, Cultural Influences, Political Issues, Government School Relationship, Public Education, Educational History, Educational Policy, Barriers, Qualitative Research, Semi Structured Interviews, Focus Groups, Student Needs, Educational Environment, School Buildings, Educational Technology, Educational Finance, Interpersonal Communication, Religion, Crime
Department of Educational Administration and Foundations. College of Education, Illinois State University, Campus Box 5900, Normal, IL 61790-5900. Tel: 309-438-2399; Fax: 309-438-8683; Web site: http://education.illinoisstate.edu/planning/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Philippines